Defenshield Doesn’t Trust Their Own Products

Why have a “we stand behind our products” video when you actually don’t? :P

The integrity of the glass didn’t even look compromised when the guy wimped out. Normally I wouldn’t harp on something like this, but the last 15 seconds of the video had the phrase “Defenshield [literally] stands behind its products” which burnt itself into my brain.

I cringe when I see testing videos like that anyway.  Putting a live person behind the glass doesn’t do anything that a watermelon or pretty much anything else couldn’t accomplish.

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Microwave October 30, 2010 at 10:58 am

I think your just being picky.

Great product, fine video, i see nothing wrong.

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Admin (Mike) October 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

You don’t think it’s ironic that they wimp out at calibers larger than 9mm?

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Microwave October 30, 2010 at 04:24 pm

nope :[ but i love your website :D

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Admin (Mike) October 30, 2010 at 04:46 pm

:P hehe alright. Thanks I appreciate it!

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Miguel October 30, 2010 at 02:16 pm

I disagree. The video camera and the guy could not share the same space IMHO.
And Mike, besides the US, Mexico, Philippines and Argentina nobody shoots the .45
Since 1902, the 9mm has been dropping people all over the world. I have not found one single .45 Fan who wants to volunteer and take one in the nooging or any other body part yet they say is an ineffective round. :)

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Admin (Mike) October 30, 2010 at 02:29 pm

There was room for the camera behind him in every other shot.

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Linoge October 31, 2010 at 09:36 am

So swap out the camera with a cheaper disposable one (Flips run all of a hundred bucks these days), slap it on a tripod, and get back to work :).

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Doug October 31, 2010 at 07:34 am

We stand behind our products (as long as it’s 9mm).

I don’t really buy the camera space excuse. But I don’t blame the guy behind the shield either. The shield obviously took the beating fine, but when it comes down to it, if something were to happen, do you really want to lose your life tover helping your boss get rich?

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Admin (Mike) November 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

do you really want to lose your life tover helping your boss get rich?

My thoughts exactly… what’s the boss’ excuse though?

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J June 22, 2011 at 03:38 pm

Are you aware of the different grades of “bullet-proof” (actually bullet-resistant) glass? What was the rating of the glass he was standing behind? If it’s rated at NIJ II, then he shouldn’t stand behind it when someone shoots a .45 cal at it, since that round exceeds the rating of the product (9 mm). Some of the other NIJ Levels in use by US military and law enforcement include:

NIJ IIIA (.44 Magnum)
NIJ III (5.56mm & 7.62mm NATO)
NIJ IV (30-06 Armor Piercing)

If you are not familiar with the standards, they are from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and specify not only the round, but the weight, velocity, and number, angle and placement of hits. The rounds I list above are the commonly referenced round when folks talk about that level of protection.

There are also different standards for body armor and stand-alone glass and armor. I would refer you to page 12 of the following PDF for more information on the NIJ standards for Ballistic Resistant Protective Materials:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/099859.pdf

There are also other standards bodies recognized for ballistic standards, such as:
– ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
– SD (US Dept of State)
– BSI (British Standards Institution)
– DIN (Deutsches Institut fur Normung)

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